Donald Jefferson STOW

Badge Number: S70291, Sub Branch: Seaton Park
S70291

STOW, Donald Jefferson

Service Number: 1098
Enlisted: 12 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 44th Infantry Battalion
Born: Norwood, South Australia, 17 March 1891
Home Town: Croydon, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tax Officer
Died: Natural causes, South Australia, 5 January 1973, aged 81 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide Treasurer and Chief Secretary Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

12 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1098, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Morphettville, South Australia
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1098, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1098, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1098, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), ANZAC / Gallipoli
8 Aug 1915: Wounded The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, GSW - left breast
4 Dec 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 44th Infantry Battalion
2 Aug 1918: Wounded "The Last Hundred Days", GSW - arm & buttock
24 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 1098, 44th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Wounded 1098, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)

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Biography

"Former Adelaide Taxation Office employee Private Donald Jefferson Stow with two young children in a London park, England. Donald 'Jefferson' Stow was born in Norwood, South Australia in 1891. Regimental No. 1098, 16th Battalion Machine Gun Section, Private Stow enlisted in the AIF on 12 September 1914 and landed at Gallipoli on the afternoon of 25 April 1915. He received a gun shot wound to his left breast on 8 August 1915. After evacuation and receiving medical treatment in England he returned to his unit and in December transferred to the 44th Battalion. On 12 April 1916 he married Linda Martin. In France on 2 August 1918 he was wounded again, receiving gunshot wounds to his left arm and buttock. Stow returned to Australia in 1918 and was discharged on 24 March 1919. He died in South Australia on 5 January 1973..." - SOURCE (collections.slsa.sa.gov.au)

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